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Édouard Manet. Young Woman in a Garden (detail), 1879. BF820. Public Domain.

New Online Courses

This April, we're offering a slate of five new online courses to enjoy from home. As you can see, we'll have a different course running every day of the week.

Register soon; classes start next week! Scholarships are available.

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Mondays, 1 – 3pm

Manet, Women, and Paris

Delve into the artist's depictions of modern Paris and the fashionable women inhabiting the rapidly changing city.

Édouard Manet. Young Woman in a Garden (detail), 1879. BF820. Public Domain.

Tuesdays, 1 – 3pm

The World of Giotto

A look at his most famous paintings, sculptures, and buildings, and how his innovations inspired modern artists such as Renoir and de Chirico.

Giotto di Bondone. Baroncelli Polyptych, c. 1334. Baroncelli Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence

Wednesdays, 1 – 3pm

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

Get a better understanding of why Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way.

Ensemble view, Room 14, west wall, Philadelphia. © The Barnes Foundation

Thursdays, 1 – 2:30pm

On the Run: European Artists/Intellectuals Flee WWII

Examine key artists and intellectuals who fled Europe as well as the work of those who stayed behind.

Henry Moore. Shelterers in the Tube (detail), 1941. Courtesy of Tate Britain. Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee, 1946

Fridays, 1 – 3pm

Ravenna: City of Mosaics

Explore the glittering mosaics, the buildings that house them, and the fabulously wealthy patrons who commissioned them.

Mosaic vaulting, interior of San Vitale, Ravenna, c. 540s. Photo by Kaelin Jewell